A Public Service Announcement that illustrates Linguistic Profiling

Can the telephone be used as an instrument of discrimination?

Please consider this illustration. Many people in the USA who speak with an accent may encounter reactions to the way they speak that represent a form of Linguistic Profiling.

Unlike the illustration of racial profiling, this public service announcement tries to illustrate that some discrimination takes place during telephone conversations, sight unseen. Victims of linguistic profiling rarely detect these slights, because those who engage in linguistic profiling try to conceal their discriminatory behavior. Whereas racial profiling is based on how you look, linguistic profiling results from judgments about how you speak.